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Thinking they lost, 2 men threw out $1M Powerball ticket; now they're suing New Jersey Lottery
FOX News ^ | June 26, 2014

Posted on 06/26/2014 4:42:33 PM PDT by SMGFan

MAHWAH, N.J. – Two New York men are suing the New Jersey Lottery after they threw out a Powerball ticket worth $1 million.

Salvatore Cambria and Erick Onyango, of Suffern, New York, argue in their federal lawsuit that the lottery didn't quickly update its website with the winning numbers from the March 23 drawing.

Cambria tells The Record (http://bit.ly/1lgeKlD ) newspaper he asked Onyango to check the website soon after the 11 p.m. drawing. Cambria tossed the ticket when the numbers didn't match. The men now think the site was showing the previous drawing's numbers.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: lottery; newjersey; njlottery

1 posted on 06/26/2014 4:42:33 PM PDT by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan

Call the Mahwahmbulance!!


2 posted on 06/26/2014 4:43:40 PM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: SMGFan

Onyango???


3 posted on 06/26/2014 4:44:15 PM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: SMGFan

If they kept the 2 other tickets, why didn’t they keep that one too?


4 posted on 06/26/2014 4:44:34 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: SMGFan

“Dave’s not here!”


5 posted on 06/26/2014 4:45:48 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy ("Harvey Dent, can we trust him?" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBsdV--kLoQ)
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To: SMGFan

Does the site also indicate WHICH drawing it presents?

If so, then tough luck guys you should have looked closer!


6 posted on 06/26/2014 4:45:54 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: SMGFan

How can they prove they had the winning ticket when they threw it away?

They might be able to show that they bought tickets at the same time the winner was sold, but that doesn’t mean they are the people who bought it, in which case it’s just an unclaimed prize.


7 posted on 06/26/2014 4:46:16 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: samtheman

I’d guess they think they have proof they had purchased the ticket that turned out to be a winner.


8 posted on 06/26/2014 4:46:57 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: SMGFan
stupid is as stupid does...i check mah tickets,
usually the next day, not right after the drawing.

9 posted on 06/26/2014 4:47:54 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a weapon...0'Jihadist/"Rustler" Reid? d8-)
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To: samtheman
LOL.

Good point.

10 posted on 06/26/2014 4:48:20 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (I never thought anyone could make Jimmy Carter look good in comparisons)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

> I’d guess they think they have proof they had purchased the ticket that turned out to be a winner.

Probably a regular receipt in which case then the idds of them being Amish goes way up.


11 posted on 06/26/2014 4:49:39 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: SMGFan

I’m suspicious of this. The minimum Powerball jackpot is $40 million, not $1 million.


12 posted on 06/26/2014 4:52:22 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: SMGFan

But neither of them had winning tickets anyway — right???


13 posted on 06/26/2014 4:54:06 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: colorado tanker

$1 million when you match the 5 white balls w/o red powerball.


14 posted on 06/26/2014 4:56:50 PM PDT by SMGFan (Sarah Michelle Gellar is now on twitter @RealSMG)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

“The men say they have two other tickets showing serial numbers that prove they had a winner. “ And I heard they claim missing ticket was the middle serial of the three.


15 posted on 06/26/2014 4:59:00 PM PDT by SMGFan (Sarah Michelle Gellar is now on twitter @RealSMG)
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To: SMGFan
Salvatore Cambria and Erick Onyango, of Suffern, New York

"Suffern Succotash!"

16 posted on 06/26/2014 4:59:19 PM PDT by Disambiguator (#cornedbeef)
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To: SMGFan
This usual in Jersey.

Knew a guy who was legally blind won 5 million. First thing he did was buy a new car.

17 posted on 06/26/2014 4:59:29 PM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (I live in NJ....should' Nuff said!)
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To: SMGFan
it's never two guys named O’Brien & Murphy
18 posted on 06/26/2014 5:04:25 PM PDT by stylin19a (Obama ----> Fredo smart)
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To: SMGFan

Don’t ever check the lottery numbers right away. They’ll still be the same in the morning.


19 posted on 06/26/2014 5:07:50 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Every time you say no to a liberal, you make the Baby Barack cry.)
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To: Focault's Pendulum

20 posted on 06/26/2014 5:10:12 PM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: SMGFan

Oyango? Is he related to BHO? Isn’t that the name of Obama’s drunk driving uncle who lives in Framingham, Massghanistan?


21 posted on 06/26/2014 5:10:20 PM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Have a wonderful day!)
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To: SMGFan

Ummm ... I believe I threw away a $1 Million ticket. Who do I sue?!


22 posted on 06/26/2014 5:11:09 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: SMGFan

Same thing happened to me, TWICE.


23 posted on 06/26/2014 5:16:56 PM PDT by DeepInTheHeartOfTexas
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To: Pearls Before Swine

If they have tickets that show they bought the ticket before AND the ticket after the winner, and the store’s machine shows that all 3 were purchased at the same time, then I say that is pretty good evidence.


24 posted on 06/26/2014 5:21:13 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Focault's Pendulum

Why not? With 5 million, he can hire a driver :)


25 posted on 06/26/2014 5:22:13 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Pearls Before Swine

There’s been at least one case of a prize being awarded without the ticket. Most lotteries have an investigative team to settle such issues, but it probably varies from state to state. Security video, clerk recognition, etc.

I know that a shady lawyer popped up with a winning ticket but couldn’t prove a ‘lawful chain of possession’ and lost the $12 million prize after an investigation.


26 posted on 06/26/2014 5:33:04 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: HiTech RedNeck
I’d guess they think they have proof they had purchased the ticket that turned out to be a winner

Happens to me all the time.

27 posted on 06/26/2014 5:52:51 PM PDT by sphinx
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To: SMGFan
Onyango

?

Must be one of the Idiot-in-Chief's cousins.

FUBO

28 posted on 06/26/2014 5:54:57 PM PDT by OldSmaj (I am an avowed enemy of islam and obama is a damned fool and traitor. Questions?)
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To: SMGFan

Don’t know about New York, but the website I check the numbers on also displays the date of the drawing.


29 posted on 06/26/2014 6:27:40 PM PDT by Hootowl
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To: SMGFan

Big dopes!!


30 posted on 06/26/2014 8:29:44 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (You have entered an invalid birthday)
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To: sphinx

Never having purchased one of these things in my whole life perhaps there is something here I have not heard of. I have, however, heard of reports that “Oh, a winning ticket which has not yet been claimed had been bought from the drugstore at Smith and Jones streets in Anytown, so if you bought a ticket there you should look at it.” And so that the receipt might tie the purchase to the ticket’s number. Or it might not. Anyhow I sense sarcasm here so an explanation would be appreciated.


31 posted on 06/27/2014 3:26:30 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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